The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is a car that drove straight from Japan, through our TV screens, punched the Subaru WRX STI in the face, and quickly disappeared into oblivion.
It is almost the weekend time! Soon you, having broken free from the shackles of your daily work, will be able to get out there and drive like a champion!
Here we see the mythical beast known as the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 9 in its natural habitat: off paved surfaces, and sideways. Note the large wing and vortex generators on the back of this rare animal. Marvel at the great volume of snow it is able to kick up as it all-wheel-drifts. Rejoice, and smile.
The [actual really this time] very last Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution sold at a charity auction for $76,400. It was the last of 1,600 Final Edition cars with a five-speed manual and 303 horsepower. Until the next reunion tour?
Watch this pup miraculously cheat death on a rally stage.
I had a 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Final Edition last weekend. It was pretty fucking rad. Jalopnik is now one new Evo review richer, even if it’s probably our last. And here are the rest of the photos that I took from that weekend.
I tested a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X Final Edition this weekend. It was white. It ruled really hard. What do you want to know about it?
Two crossovers, an aging sedan, a fairly abysmal subcompact that feels like it’s meant only for third world countries, and a legendary rally car now living on borrowed time. That’s how things are for Mitsubishi these days. But it wasn’t always this way.
“The tint is illegal,” he told me, “but I’ve never gotten pulled over for it.” I was standing in a freezing-cold garage looking at a blacked out 2011 Nissan 370Z. It crouched so low to the ground that preschoolers could play leapfrog over it. Its marriage prospects had been improved by the addition of a top mount…
When most people cross-shop cars, they think of practicality first, and that’s clearly wrong. The one thing car enthusiasts have known for decades—the one notion that could save normies from a hum-drum existence—is that you buy for experience value per dollar. With that in mind, I present this Lancer Evolution MR, the…
An amusingly modified Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution cools off with its hood up as the Spec Miata field grids up in the background.
Meanwhile, in Texas, here’s a Lancer Evolution driving flat out in front of a cow pasture. Moo!
Which Evo was best Evo? I was always partial to VII, myself.
[If a Subaru and an Evo can get along, so can we all. Photo Credit: Getty Images, Juha Kankkunen in the Subaru and Tommi Makkinen in the Mitsubishi at the 2000 Rally Sweden pictured.]
Yes, I put a frowny face emoticon in the headline. I apologize for nothing. I am deeply saddened by the current state of Mitsubishi in the U.S. market, as well as the fact that the legendary Lancer Evolution X has no successor in sight, despite wild reports to the contrary over the years. For those of you who would…
Our rally bred hearts have been aching since we heard that this would be the end of the line for Mitsubishi's slidey yobbo machine. But no! Mitsu isn't murdering the rally weapon yet. Keep your eyes open, Subaru.
In the pantheon of the mightiest four-cylinder engines, surely Mitsubishi's "FQ" Lancer Evolutions stand near or at the top. This series of UK-only special edition Evos were tuned to produce as much as 400 horsepower in Mitsubishi FQ-400 form. Great news, rally hoons! Even more juice is coming.
I've always been a fan of brown cars, but they're hard to pull off correctly. You need to get the shade just right, as it's the difference between "earthy" and "dirty." This highly modified Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X model uses a matte effect to get the blend down perfectly. Beat that, in your silver Subaru.